The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila for enlightening discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast breaks down the dichotomy of life through interviews and lectures that explain how individuals and culture are shaped by values, music, religion, and beyond. It will give you a new perspective and a modern understanding of your creativity, competence, and personality.

Education
Science
Society & Culture
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S4 E61: Meaning, Awe and Conceptualization of G...
65 min
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S4 E60: The 4 Horsemen of Meaning | Bishop Barr...
123 min
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S4 E59: Meaning, Awe and Conceptualization of G...
63 min
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S4 E58: The Immaculate Conception: Bitcoin vs F...
122 min
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S4 E57: Meaning, Awe and Conceptualization of G...
63 min
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S4: E56 Islam, Christ, and Liberty | Mustafa Akyol
109 min
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S4 E55: Exploring the Pareto Principle
65 min
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S4 E54: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the In...
133 min
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S4 E53: Leaving the Cult of Wokeness with Jorda...
68 min
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S4 E52: Enlightenment and the Righteous Mind | ...
129 min
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S4 E51: Apocalypse Never? | Michael Shellenberger
122 min
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S4 E50: Australia: Lockdowns and Location Apps ...
82 min
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S4 E49: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques | Moh...
165 min
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S4 E48: Searching for God within Oxford and Cam...
137 min
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S4 E47: Sex and Dating Apps | Rob Henderson | T...
109 min
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S4 E46: Individuality and Autonomy: Maxime Bern...
78 min
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S4 E45: Justin Trudeau and the Election that Sh...
74 min
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S4 E44: No Safe Spaces? | Prager and Carolla | ...
128 min
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S4 E43: Is Property Theft? | Dr Robert Murphy
154 min
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S4 E42: Saving Humanities | Stephen Blackwood
121 min
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S4: E41: The Four Dos and Don'ts of Divorce | W...
160 min
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S4E40: Bitcoin: The Future of Money? | Bitcoine...
93 min
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S4E39: The End of Universities? | Jordan B. Pet...
46 min
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S4E38: Death, Disease, and Politics | Dr. Randy...
122 min
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S4E37: The Immortality Key; Psychedelics and th...
123 min
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S4E36: From the Beginning to Now | Lawrence Krauss
123 min
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S4E35: Baron Black of Crossharbour | Lord Conr...
147 min
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S4E34: A Conversation so Intense It Might as We...
155 min
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S4E33: The Meaning of Music | Samuel Andreyev
73 min
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S4E32: Free Speech and the Satirical Activist |...
145 min
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S4E31: Intimations of Creativity | Dr. Scott Ba...
123 min
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S4E30: Malice, or the Establishment? | Michael ...
133 min
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S4E29: Bari Weiss and The New York Times | The ...
144 min
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S4E28: You're Next | Dr Rima Azar
105 min
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S4E27: The Education of a Journalist | Rex Murphy
138 min
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S4E26: Tyranny, Slavery and Columbia U | Yeonmi...
133 min
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S4E25: Aggressive By Nature? | Richard Tremblay...
131 min
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S4E24: How We’re Breeding Narcissists | Russell...
91 min
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S4E23: Life at the bottom | Anthony Daniels
117 min
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S4E22: An Atheist in the Realm of Myth | Stephe...
100 min
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S4E21: A Brain Divided | Iain McGilchrist - Jor...
108 min
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S4E20: The Psychology of the Psychedelics | Rol...
149 min
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S4 E19: Brave Art | Randall Wallace - Jordan B ...
146 min
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S4E18: Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Sho...
113 min
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S4E17: The Grace Church High School Controversy...
131 min
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S4E16: Is Everything Better Than We Think?: Bjo...
117 min
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S4E15: Christianity and the Modern World: Bisho...
114 min
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S4E14: Senator Mike Lee
94 min
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S4E13: Jocko Willink
151 min
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S4E12: Russell Brand and Mikhaila Peterson
92 min
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S4E11: Abigail Shrier
93 min
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S4E10: Minefields and the New Political Landsca...
111 min
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S4E9: Beyond Order: The Illustrator | Juliette...
95 min
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S4E8: The Perfect Mode of Being | Jonathan Pag...
107 min
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S4E7: The Erosion of Women's Rights? | Ayaan Hi...
86 min
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S4E6: Abandon Ideology | Gad Saad - The Jordan ...
This episode was recorded on January 18, 2021.   Gad Saad and I discuss, among other topics, ideas as parasites, postmodernism, social constructivism, applying evolutionary thinking to understand humans’ consummatory nature, epistemic humility,...
123 min
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MPP: Mark Manson with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Mikhaila Peterson co-hosts this episode. In this episode, we spoke with Mark Manson, a best-selling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and more recently, Everything Is F*cked: A Book about Hope, which has sold over thirteen million copies...
97 min
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S4E5: Rational Optimism | Matt Ridley - Jordan ...
This episode was recorded on January 11, 2021. Matt Ridley and I discuss, among other topics, economic optimism, trade through the reciprocity of nations, enlightened self-interest, virtues relation to trade, feeding nine billion people, the triumphs...
136 min
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S4E3: Radical Ideology and the Nihilistic Void ...
This episode was recorded on January 15, 2021. Douglas Murray and I discuss, among other topics, the collapse of grand narratives on the left and the right alike, the potential for the resultant explanatory and motivational void to be filled by more...
107 min
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S4E2: Build a Better Democrat? | Gregg Hurwitz ...
This episode was recorded on December 20, 2020 before the most recent events on Capitol Hill.  Gregg Hurwitz is an American novelist, scriptwriter, and producer. He has the newest book in his riveting thriller series Orphan X, coming out January...
106 min
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S4E1: Greenlights (and Darkness) | Matthew McCo...
Matthew McConaughey (actor, producer, and author of New York Times Best Seller ) sits down with Jordan Peterson to talk about Matthew’s new book, his upbringing, his relationships with his mother and father, his journey to being at peace with his...
76 min
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Chris Voss with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Chris Voss (former lead FBI hostage and kidnapping negotiator, author, and CEO of Black Swan Ltd.) sits down with Jordan B. Peterson and Mikhaila Peterson, to discuss his book Never Split the Difference, highlighting some of his guiding principles to...
143 min
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Heidegger, Binswanger, Boss (Phenomenology)
In this lecture, 12th in the 2017 series, I discuss Heidegger's phenomenological philosophy of Being, interpreted through the eyes of the psychotherapists Ludwig Binswanger and Medard Boss. The phenomenologists were attempting to reduce the painful...
48 min
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Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard (Existential...
In this lecture, 11th in the 2017 series, I discuss the giants of existentialism, a philosophically-grounded psychological position positing (1) that psychopathology or mental illness/distress is built into Being itself and (2) that the adoption of...
104 min
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Carl Rogers (Humanism & Phenomenology)
In this lecture, 10th in the 2017 series, I begin to talk about Dr. Carl Rogers, a humanist psychotherapist in the phenomenological tradition, and an expert on listening and embodied wisdom. Dr. Rogers offers very profound and practical lessons on the...
52 min
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Wim Hof with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Wim Hof is an absolute legend, holding twenty-six world records for performing unbelievable feats of human conditioning and breaking barriers that science did not believe possible. He sits down with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson to discuss these...
71 min
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Coleman Hughes with Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson
Coleman Hughes and Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson discuss some of the global issues caused by polarizing opinions in race, politics, and western culture. Find Coleman Hughes on his podcast Conversations with Coleman, on Twitter @coldxman, and at his...
62 min
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Sigmund Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious
In this lecture, 9th in the 2017 personality series, Dr. Peterson discusses some of the essentials of Sigmund Freud's theories, concentrating on his conceptualizations of the dynamic (living) unconscious. - Thanks to our sponsors: Wondery "Hosted by...
54 min
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Carl Jung (Part 2)
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson finishes his analysis of Disney's Lion King, which provides a dramatic representation of many of the archetypes identified and analyzed by Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, student of Nietzsche and Freud, and originator of analytical...
205 min
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Carl Jung (Part 1)
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson uses Disney's Lion King to further illustrate the basic principles of the personality and clinical theories of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, student of Nietzsche and Freud, originator of analytical psychology, and great...
98 min
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Jean Piaget (Constructivism)
Jean Piaget, renowned developmental psychologist, helped us understand how the child built its own personality during exploration, and how that personality was further shaped by the games people play. -- Go to  and use code PETERSON to get 83%...
82 min
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Existentialism)
--From: 2014 Personality Lecture 13: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Existentialism)-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, perhaps the greatest Russian author of the twentieth century, was an Orthodox Christian existentialist, a direct descendant of Dostoevsky's...
73 min
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Foreword to The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniver...
I had the great privilege of writing the foreword to the 50th-anniversary version of the abridged version of one of the most important books of the 20th century, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, a devastating account of the absolute...
90 min
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Maps of Meaning 12: Final - The Divinity of the...
In this, the final Maps of Meaning lecture for 2017, Dr. Peterson reviews the year and its offerings: What is a belief system? Why are people so inclined to engage in conflict to protect their belief systems? It's partly because our belief systems are...
147 min
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Maps of Meaning 11: The Flood and the Tower
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson continues his discussion of the archaic stories at the beginning of Genesis, including Cain and Abel, and the flood story of Noah (the return of chaos), and the story of the Tower of Babel (which he reads as a very old...
218 min
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Maps of Meaning 10: Genesis and the Buddha
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the creation stories in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, and describes the parallels with the stories of the development of the Buddha from childhood to early adulthood, using the archetypal schema...
159 min
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Maps of Meaning 09: Patterns of Symbolic Repres...
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the manner in which the fundamental symbolic archetypes (particularly those dealing with the Wise King and Tyrant) are hijacked for the purposes of propaganda. Ideologies are parasites. Their hosts are...
137 min
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Maps of Meaning 08: Neuropsychology of Symbolic...
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses the relationship between the basic categories of imagistic/symbolic representation and brain function, noting that the very hemispheres of the brain are adapted, right/left to the environmental or experiential...
155 min
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Maps of Meaning 07: Images of Story & Metastory
In this lecture, Dr. Peterson discusses how the basic or archetypal categories we use to frame the world are represented in image, where they existed long before their nature could be articulated. These categories include the individual...
170 min
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Maps of Meaning 06: Story and Metastory (Part 2)
In this lecture, Professor Peterson discusses uncertainty or anomaly. We frame the world -- or the world reveals itself to us -- as a story, with a starting point, a destination, and the behavioral means to move from one to the other. The destination...
148 min
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Maps of Meaning 5: Story and Metastory 1
In this lecture, I make the case that we each inhabit a story, describing where we are, where we are going, and the actions we must undertake to get from the former to the latter. These inhabited stories are predicated on an underlying value system...
187 min
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Maps of Meaning 4: Marionettes & Individuals (P...
Here is the fourth episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I conclude my analysis of the Disney film Pinocchio to illustrate the manner in which great mythological or archetypal themes inform and...
133 min
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Maps of Meaning 3: Marionettes & Individuals (P...
Here is the third episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I continue with the analysis of the Disney film Pinocchio to illustrate the manner in which great mythological or archetypal themes inform...
127 min
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Maps of Meaning 2: Marionettes & Individuals (P...
Here is the second episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I begin using a particular piece of dramatic art -- the Disney film Pinocchio -- to provide a specific example of the manner in which great...
145 min
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Maps of Meaning 1: Context and Background
Here is the first episode in a 12 part series that could only be found on youtube until now! In this lecture, I discuss the context within which the theory I am delineating through this course emerge: that of the cold war. What is belief? Why is it so...
153 min
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Biblical Series: Joseph and the Coat of Many Co...
We present the final lecture in this Jordan B. Peterson biblical series. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
167 min
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Biblical Series: A Wrestling with God
We continue our biblical series with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
154 min
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Biblical Series: Jacobs Ladder
We continue with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture on the Bible. Mikhaila Peterson also has a podcast with a very special guest this past week. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
157 min
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Biblical Series: The Great Sacrifice Abraham an...
We continue with our series on The Bible with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture and Q & A. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
155 min
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Biblical Series: Sodom and Gomorrah
We continue our series on The Bible with Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. We hope you enjoy this lecture and Q & A. We thank our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
160 min
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Biblical Series: Abraham A Father of Nations
We continue our series on the Bible with Jordan B. Peterson's lecture about Abraham. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
149 min
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Biblical Series: The Call to Abraham
We continue our biblical series with another Jordan B. Peterson lecture. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
162 min
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Biblical Series: The Phenomenology of the Divine
As we continue the Jordan B. Peterson series of biblical lectures, we'd like to also mention that Mikhaila Peterson now has a podcast that can be found here: We thank our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
162 min
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Biblical Series: The Psychology of the Flood
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
185 min
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Biblical Series: Cain and Abel - The Hostile Br...
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
139 min
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Biblical Series: Adam & Eve / Self-Consciousnes...
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
154 min
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Biblical Series: God and the Hierarchy of Autho...
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents another lecture and Q&A on the Bible. To dive deeper into the presentation and visuals of this lecture,...
165 min
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Biblical Series: Genesis 1 - Chaos & Order
We are revisiting Jordan B. Peterson's Biblical Series during a time when we believe it to be helpful. In this episode, Dr. Peterson presents a lecture and Q&A on the Bible. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
227 min
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Biblical Series: Introduction to the Idea of God
On this Easter Sunday, we bring you our first lecture from Jordan Peterson's Biblical Series. These lectures (previously only available on You Tube) will be released in full, and along with selections from his Q&A. We hope you enjoy this series at...
158 min
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Personal Responsibility
Our final 12 Rules for Life lecture from Auckland, NZ. Recorded on Feb. 23, 2019. Thanks to our sponsor: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
128 min